Huskers Sweep Penn State in WVB

That’s 3 straight sweeps against Penn State, the longest streak in series history.

Penn State had a big lead in the 2nd set but the Huskers fought back.

Mike Nolan

Badgers started slow, but gradually got going to make set one close. Nebraska led 1-0.

Set two was all Wisconsin, with an astounding 12 blocks—much from great Badger play, but due in a small part to somewhat predictable setting (so many Husker sets to the left pin). Wisconsin ties, 1-1.

In set three the Husker attackers were clearly intimidated by the Badger block, but started to figure it out by the end of the set. Wisconsin up 2-1.

Set four was a real slugfest, with Huskers finally having more consistent attack success. Match tied 2-2.

Badgers led most of set five, but some clutch Nebraska plays down the stretch (with several Wisconsin net violations) gave them the W, 3-2.

Wisconsin played some amazing volleyball. Franklin was devastating on the attack, with an impressive variety of shots. Orzol was everywhere on defense, keeping so many hard shots off the floor. TTA and Booth each had their moments.

Beason was a rock for the Huskers, keeping the youngsters from getting down. She and Murray hit for low percentages, but figured it out (as did Reilly’s setting) as the match progressed. Lexi was her usual jaw dropping self, with so many great passes and unbelievable digs.

In brief, Nebraska had substantially more swings and errors due in large part to the ferocious Wisconsin block. But they found a way to win.

Can’t wait to see the rematch. The home court advantage of the dungeon may be offset by the possibly greater room for growth of the young Cornhusker squad.

This title is wrong. It was Wiscy we beat but the analysis is great! Thank you.


It was quite a Saturday. My son flew in from Denver so we could attend the Sporting KC vs Minnesota United MLS game to try to get in the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. First we watched the Husker manage a win against NW, then SKC dominated 3-1 and grabbed a playoff spot. We got home and watched the volleyball match. What a roller coaster of emotions it was and the recording ended at 2:00 AM. Whew.

All in all it was a great day, if not long day.

Greg Zimmerman, UNL '75
Overland Park, Kansas

I think he just replied to the wrong post. The new system is a bit fussier to use than the old one was.